steam 33 times at
The engine that celebrates its 150th birthday this year is booked for 20 public steamings at the NRM's Locomotion in 2013, and another 13 days mostly on driver experience duties. Contact Locomotion if you would like it to be YOUR hand on the regulator of the 1863 veteran...!
Welcome to the award-winning official website for the Furness Railway Trust.
We are based in the North West of England but our locomotives and carriages are found at heritage railway sites nationwide.
You can get in touch via this website.
Website last updated: May 2nd 2013
© Furness Railway Trust
Fluff moves to
Our first ever locomotive - a diminutive shunter formerly at the Barrow steelworks - has been moved to our Ribble Steam Railway home after three years on display at Vintage Vehicles Shildon in County Durham.
Website designed by Neil Smith
Colours used are original to the
Furness Railway Company paint scheme.
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5643's May in the Peak District!
The FRT has completed the overhaul of workhorse 5643, and after hauling its first passenger trains at the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston, has moved to break new ground at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in the Derbyshire Peak District.
Meanwhile major work continues on the boiler from "Cumbria" at the Severn Valley Railway. The Austerity failed with a crack on the firebox tubeplate in summer 2010. This is a major contract requiring the insertion of a new firebox tubeplate and replacement of parts of the outer firebox wrapper. It is hoped that "Cumbria" will return to steam in 2014.